“You do WHAT?”
You read right! I keep my deodorant in the refrigerator. Why, you ask? Well, here’s the deal – years ago I learned about how horrible deodorant is for our health, especially for women. Commercial deodorants contain ingredients such as aluminum and parabens, both of which have been linked to breast cancer. So, I started my journey trying to find a natural deodorant that actually worked. My conclusion? Well, you could probably smell it! Half way through Zumba, I’d be stinking it up!
So, I thought, maybe I could *make* my own deodorant! There has to be a way. So, I googled “homemade deodorant recipe” and I found a coconut oil based recipe. I thought, “What the heck! I’ll give it a shot! If it doesn’t work, at least it’s super cheap!” I happened to have the ingredients on hand. So, I found an old deodorant tube, cleaned it out, made the recipe, put it all together & stuck it in the refrigerator.
The next day would be the ultimate test – Zumba! I made it out smelling tropical instead of toxical (Okay, I know that’s not a word. But, it sounded better!) I’ve never looked back. I’ve even added yummy smelling essential oils to the mix. If you’re not a fan of coconut smell, there is unscented coconut oil. I think it’s best to buy organic coconut oil if you can. I think you can buy coconut oil that is solid at room temps, but I just used what I had.
So if you’re ever at my house and look in my refrigerator, you won’t think I’ve totally lost it. (Although I’m sure some of you reading this think I already have!)